RONA inc.

RONA inc.

December 05, 2014 09:00 ET

RONA Inc. Recruits Chantal Glenisson to Direct Reno-Depot Expansion

BOUCHERVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - RONA inc. (TSX:RON)(TSX:RON.PR.A), a major Canadian retailer and distributor of hardware, building materials and home renovation products, announced today the appointment of Chantal Glenisson to the position of Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Réno-Dépôt. She therefore joins RONA's Executive Committee and will report directly to President and CEO Robert Sawyer.

Before joining RONA, Ms. Glenisson occupied the position of Senior Vice-President, Operations, for Quebec at Walmart. She has led a very successful career in the retail industry over the last 25 years, namely for a major food distributor.

"We are proud to welcome to our team an experienced retail manager of Chantal Glenisson's calibre," said President and CEO Robert Sawyer. "We undertook a major transformation of Réno-Dépôt in 2014 and our revamping of the store concept seems to be working. Consumers, particularly professionals and contractors, have been quick to express their enthusiasm for the new Réno-Dépôt concept, which has motivated us to export this success to the rest of Canada beginning in 2015. Chantal will play a key role in leading this expansion while strengthening our presence in Quebec."

RONA recently announced the opening of two Réno-Dépôt stores outside Quebec in 2015, in Aurora, Ontario, and Calgary North, Alberta. In Quebec, the network comprises 16 stores, with a seventeenth opening its doors in Drummondville next year.

About RONA

RONA inc. is a major Canadian retailer of hardware, building materials and home renovation products. The Corporation operates a network of more than 500 corporate, franchise and affiliate stores in a number of complementary formats. With its eight distribution centres, RONA serves its network of stores as well as many independent dealers operating under different banners, including Ace, for which RONA is the master licencee and exclusive distributor in Canada. With some 24,000 employees, the Corporation generates annual consolidated sales of $4.2 billion. For more information, visit

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